Teaching Phonics

str Words – Phonics Poster


str Words – A FREE PRINTABLE phonics sound poster which focuses on auditory discrimination for the beginning sound str.


str Words

str Sound Phonics Poster

Ideal for Exploring Onset and Rime, Auditory Discrimination for the Trigraph str
str words
Phonics Poster – str words

str Word List


How to Download Your str words Phonics Poster:

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One Way to Use this Poster:

  1. Students sit in pairs.
  2. Teacher introduces the str poster on the website and models the onset and rime.
  3. Teacher models giving clues for the students to guess e.g. ‘I’m thinking of a fruit…’, ‘Some people fish in a _________’. 
  4. Students guess the word and spell it to their partner. 
  5. In pairs the students create clues for their partner to guess.

Another Possible to Use this Poster:

  1. Complete a running record or a student.
  2. If the str sound appears to be a sound the student needs knowledge on, go to and find & print the str words poster.
  3. Explore the poster together.
  4. Practice the onset & rime.
  5. Place the poster in a loose leaf folder to create a book or personal sounds the student needs to work on. 

Yet Another Way You Might Like to Use this Poster

  • Recorded reading – students record themselves reading the word lists (phone, tablet, PC) and listen to themselves reading the words back. Ask them to identify words they need to practice and what they perceive to be the problem. How will we fix that problem?

Where to Next?

How about a Word Wheels or a CVC Phonics Game

or maybe another str phonics poster

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